Who Comes Here? A Grenadier - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Here's a slightly different version from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith:

Who comes here?
"A grenadier."
What do you want?
"A pot of beer."
Where is your money?
"I've forgot."
Get you gone,
You can't have a drop.

Dave from India wrote in 2013: "A slightly different version I heard during my childhood, seven decades ago, and I am quoting from memory..."

Who comes here?
A grenadier.
What does he want?
Some ginger beer.
Where is your money?
I have none.
Then grenadier,
Go, get you gone.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in The Nursery Rhyme Book, edited by Andrew Lang and illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke (1897).

Illustration from The Mother Goose; Containing All The Melodies The Old Lady Ever Wrote, Edited By Dame Goslin (1850), with some graphical editing by Lisa Yannucci.

Thanks to Dave for sending another version of this rhyme.